food & drink ·
Published January 3, 2024
The Best Places for Brunch in Los Angeles
Because the best things in life come with an egg on top and potatoes on the side. 🍳🥞
by Los Angeles Bucket List
There’s a reason why brunch is basic—it’s genuinely delicious. After all, who doesn’t love to dish about last night’s antics over a dish of syrupy waffles and a glass of mimosa? Whether you want to guzzle coffee and chow down on breakfast burritos, need a classy spot to take your parents for Sunday brunch, or want to refresh and reset with smoothies or fresh pressed juices, brunch is the answer.
From freshly baked croissants and specialty coffee to loaded avocado toasts and green eggs and ham, we've rounded up the best places to brunch in Los Angeles.
14 of the Best Brunch Spots in LA
Open between 8 am and 3 pm on the weekends, Flake is a brunch spot by design. The grab-and-go spot has outdoor tables available on a first-come-first-serve basis. That said, Venice locals know the real move is to head to the beach for an oceanfront picnic. The sandwiches (looking at you, Super Crojo) are excellent, but don’t sleep on the Acai bowl.
Where: 513 Rose Avenue, Los Angeles, CA
Founded in 2006, Blu Jam has been serving all-day breakfast for over a decade. Swing by for Mexican brunch on the daily, featuring chilaquiles, omelets, vegan hash, churro french toast, and more.
Where: 7371 Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles, CA
It’s a classic for a reason. Urth Caffe has been a leader in sustainable, natural foods for decades. With a wide-ranging menu of healthy fare that also features a breakfast potato, this spot has something for even the most picky of eaters.
Where: 459 S. Hewitt St, Los Angeles, CA
Poppy + Rose
Most brunch spots focus on the breakfast and skimp on the lunch. Not Poppy + Rose. While the chicken and waffle sandwich is a can’t-miss, the standard chicken sandwich and grain bowl also deserve their accolades. Aptly named for its home in the Flower District, Poppy + Rose is a favorite among tourists and DTLA locals for a reason.
Where: 742 Maple St., Los Angeles, CA
This West Hollywood spot incorporates locally made ingredients in everything — from their craft cocktails to their Mexican brunch dishes. At Toca Madera, the aesthetic and the cuisine are given unparalleled attention to detail. As an added bonus, the easily adaptable menu can be tailored to the varied dietary preferences of your dining companions.
Where: 8450 West 3rd Street, Los Angeles, CA 90048
Founded by two Santa Monica natives and restaurant industry vets, you know you’re guaranteed a good meal at HuckleBerry Cafe. From classic, fluffy pancakes to an inventive take on green eggs and ham, HuckleBerry infuses whimsy and warmth in every bite.
Where: 1014 Wilshire Blvd, Santa Monica, CA
If Taco Bell’s breakfast menu is calling your name, skip the drive-through and head straight to Pink Taco on Sunset. Don’t sleep on their flavorful chilaquiles, inspired pink churro pancakes, or loaded breakfast burrito. If you just can’t choose, the “All-American Breakfast Plate” has a little bit of everything. Whatever you decide, wash it down with one of their 12-house margaritas.
Where: 8225 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA
If a sit-down brunch doesn’t seem exciting, consider the No Jealousy Brunch Party, a decidedly exciting affair. This experience boasts ginormous drinks to share, live music that will get you out of your seat dancing, and world-class food that will sit you right back down. Afterall, champagne cocktails pair well with croque monsieurs.
Where: 8117 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA
The Griddle Cafe
You better bring your dream and a cardigan to this Sunset Boulevard spot that boasts skyline views of Los Angeles and fluffy pancakes. Breakfast is served all day long here…and so are the bottomless mimosas. Known for their inventive flavor combos, menu highlights include red velvet, Frost Flake, caramelized banana, and raspberry lemon hotcakes.
Where: 7916 Sunset Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA
This all-day, no-reservations spot in Venice has all the classic brunch fare with a decidedly California flare. That means super-flavorful condiments like a harvest bowl where whipped miso is the star of the show, sourdough as the house bread, and a breakfast burrito that has chives, scallions, chipotle aioli, and salsa.
Where: 1604 Pacific Ave, Venice Beach, CA
Lady Byrd Café
It doesn’t get more LA than farm-to-table all-day brunch. Menu highlights at Lady Byrd include lemon poppyseed pancakes, pulled pork sandwiches, vegan eggs, and a kids' menu for little ones.
Where: 2100 Echo Park Ave, Los Angeles, CA
Going to brunch at République is like indulging in a little slice of Los Angeles history. Located in the heart of the city in a building originally commissioned by Charlie Chaplin (yes, really) in 1929, this spot is a match made in heaven for foodies and cinephiles alike. When it comes to the menu, you can’t go wrong…unless, of course, you skip on their housemade bread.
Where: 624 S La Brea Avenue, Los Angeles, CA
The Breakfast Club
If you’re an East Coast transplant missing the diner breakfasts of your youth, The Breakfast Club should be at the top of your list. They’ve got something for everyone, from diner purists to that one person in your friend group who claims they hate breakfast food. Menu highlights include buttermilk pancakes, croissant french toast, chicken fried steak, carbonara, and a bacon egg and cheese on a brioche.
Where: 1600 Vine St, Hollywood, CA
Cora’s Coffee Shop
Cora’s Coffee Shop sees the local food movement and does it one better: They grow their own fruit and veggies at a farm about a mile from their Santa Monica restaurant. That’s a good thing because they center their menu around fresh produce and Mexican fare. Located just half a block from the beach, you can nosh in their walled garden or take it to go to eat by the water.
Where: 1802 Ocean Avenue, Santa Monica, CA
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